Curriculum vitae

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Education

PhD in Economics, University College London, UK (2011-2014).  "Empirical Essays on the Economics of Public Policy". Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Machin
MPhil in Economics, University College London, UK (2009-2011). Courses passed with Distinction
MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2007). General Average: 9.0/10. Distinction.
BSc in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000-2005). General Average: 8.85/10. Distinction Magna Cum Laude.


 WORK EXPERIENCE

2017-present: Research Economist. Inter-American Development Bank. Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank.
2014-2017: Citizen Security Specialist. Inter-American Development Bank. Coordinator of the IDB Citizen Security and Justice Research Agenda.
2014:  Young Professional. Inter-American Development Bank, Citizen Security and Justice Cluster. (7 months). Develop the Citizen Security and Justice Research Agenda.
2008-2013:   Consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.  Evaluation Design of Development Programs. Fields: Urban and Rural Development, Poverty Reduction, Crime Prevention and Human Development.
2011:  Research Manager. Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL- LAC.  (6 months) Evaluation Design of Development Programs. Fields: Rural Development and Governance.
2007-2009: Research Assistant for Prof. Sebastian Galiani. Assistance in the Evaluation of Development and Poverty Reduction Programs (designs, power calculations, surveys and data analysis). Fields: Urban Infrastructure, Social Protection, Poverty Reduction.
2004–2006:  Junior Economist. Estudio Broda & Asoc., Argentina. Reports on the economic outlook of Latin American countries. Database analysis and Forecasts.


PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Peer Reviewed Academic Journals

  • "Crime Deterrence: Evidence From the London 2011 Riots" (with B. Bell and S, Machin), Economic Journal, Vol. 124, Issue 576, pp. 480-506, 2014. Featured in The Guardian and the Financial Times.
  • "Crime and Immigration: New Evidence from England and Wales" (with S. Machin), IZA Journal of Migration 2013, 2:19.
  • "The Casual Effect of Compulsory Voting Laws on Turnout: does Skill matter?", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 92, August 2013, pp. 79-93.
  • "Urban infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean: public policy priorities", Latin American Economic Review, 2015, 24:13.
     

BOOKS

  • "The Welfare Costs of Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean". Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. October 2015. Washington, DC. https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7246. Featured in EFE (Spain), InsigthCrime (regional), TNT24 news (US), El Nuevo Herald (US), La Nacion (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), La Tercera (Chile), REpublica (Uruguay), Ministerio del Interior (Ecuador), El Telegrafo (Ecuador), La Nacion (Paraguay), Finanzas Digital (Venezuela), El Mirador Sudamerica (regional), El Salvador (El Salvador), among others.
  • “Innovations in the Costs of Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean”. Laura Jaitman, Editor. Inter-American Development Bank. Forthcoming, December 2016. Washington, DC.
  • “Race and Ethnicity Data in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Roadmap for Citizen Security Practitioners and Policymakers” Laura Jaitman, Luana Ozemela and Anita Crumpton, Editors. Inter-American Development Bank. Forthcoming, September 2017. Washington, DC.

editorial work

2018:  Invited Co-Editor, Special Issue: 50 years of the economics of crime, in honor to the seminal work of Gary Becker. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations.

ARTICLES IN BOOKS

  • The Welfare Costs of Crime and Violence in the Caribbean” (with I. Torre) in: Ruprah, I. and Sutton, H., eds. "Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers"rime in the Caribbean”. IDB, Washington, DC. Forthcoming December 2016.
  •  Ecuador: What is behind the decrease in the homicides rate?” (with M. Garcia) in: Doyle et al., eds. “Reformas Ecuatorianas”. IDB, Washington, DC. Forthcoming 2017.
  • From Cow Sellers to Beef Exporters: The Impact of Traceability on Cattle Farmers" in: Chong, A. and Yanez-Pagans, M., eds. "Measuring the Impact of Information Technologies in Latin America". Stanford University Press and World Bank Press, Washington, DC. Forthcoming.

WORKING PAPERS

  • “Crime and durable goods” (with S. Galiani and F. Weinschelbaum), submitted
  • Crime patterns and hotspots dynamics in Latin America” (with N. Ajzenman) , submitted  https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7702
  • "Police Profiling and Crime: NY Stop & Frisks policies" (with A. Bindler and S. Machin)
  • "Predictive policing in Latin America: evidence from policing experiments in Uruguay"
  • “Police Descentralization and Crime: evidence from Ecuador” (with P. Keefer and M. Garcia)
  • "Frontiers in the Economics of Crime: lessons for Latin America and the Caribbean”
  • “Foundations of Police Reforms” (with S. Galiani and G. Torrens)"
  • “What explains the gap between police crime records and victimization surveys?” (with V. Anauati)

POLicy Papers

  • "Promoting Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" (with R. Guerrero Compean). Translational Criminology. Fall, 2015. http://cebcp.org/wp-content/TCMagazine/TC9-Fall2015
  • "Closing Knowledge Gaps: Toward Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean" (with R. Guerrero Compean). Inter-American Development Bank, 2015. IDB-TN-848. https://publications.iadb.org/handle/11319/7240
  • "Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: towards evidence based policies" (with S. Machin). Centre Piece Paper No CEPCP461. 
  • "Public Transport from a Gender Perspective: crime victimization in Lima and Asuncion" (with S. Galiani) http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/cp461.pdf
  • "Impact of Railways Expansion on Spatial Patterns" (with S. Berlindki and S. Galiani), Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Working Paper, 2011.

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AWARDS, GRANTS and projects

2017-2019: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España. Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovacion. “Networks and crime: a triple approximation to detect and prevent security threats”. PI: Daniel Montolio. ECO2016-75912-R.
2015-2017: IDB. "Crime and violence in informal settlements"
2015-2017: IDB. "Governance of Citizen Security in LAC"
2015: IDB. "Crime Hotspots Dynamics in LAC"
2010-2014: Ricardo Scholarship for PhD; Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009: David Pearce Scholarship for MPhil; Department of Economics, Univesity College London, UK.
2009-2010: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Project: Impact of railway expansion on spatial patterns. (P.I.: S. Galiani).
2006: Full scholarship for MSc in Economics, Universidad de San Andres, Argentina.
2008: Best 2005-2007 undergraduate thesis award for: "Determinants and Colatility of the Real Exchange Rate: The Argentine Case 1980-2004"; Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


CONFERENCEs ORGANIZED

 AL CAPONE (AMERICA LATINA CRIME AND POLICY NETWORK), 6th Annual Meeting, June 2015. IDB joint with LACEA, WB, CAF and REAP. LICIP, Buenos Aires, Argentina. More information here.
2015 Transatlantic Crime Economics Workshop, October 2015, IDB joint with CEP/LSE, London, UK. More information here.  
Crime and Citizen Security Policies in Latin America, August 2015, IDB joint with Crime Laboratory LICIP. Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1st IDB Crime Prevention Roundtable, April 2015, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC. 


REcent presentations

2016: George Mason University, US; 3rd International Conference on Government, Crime and Justice Statistics, Merida, Mexico; America Latina Crime and Policy Network Meeting (AL CAPONE) Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Consejo de la Judicatura Evaluation Workshop, Quito, Ecuador; Forum Brasileiro de Seguranca Publica, Brasilia, Brazil.
2015: American Society of Criminology 2015 Meetings, Wahsington DC; IDB Crime Prevention Roundtable, Washington DC; Crime and Citizen Security Polices seminar, LICIP, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Evaluation of Public Policies Conference, Secretaria Nacional de Planificacion del Desarrollo del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador; IDB Institution for Development Research seminar, Washington DC; Ministry of Inerior strategic meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2014: Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy 2014 Symposium, George Mason University, US.
2013: Royal Economic Society 2013 Conference, UK; Norface Migration Conference, UK.
2012: IDB Urban Infrastructure Upgrade Evaluation Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2011: IDB FOMIN Seminar, Washington DC; University College London, Students Upgrade Seminar, UK; Institute of Fiscal Studies, Evaluation of Development Policies workshop, UK.


teaching experience

2016: Evaluation of Judicial Policy Changes.Consejo de la Judicatura, Quito, Ecuador.
2015: Citizen Security Impact Evaluation Workshop (Joint J-PAL/IDB workshop with S. Galiani). 
Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), Mexico DF, Mexico.
2014/5: Impact Evaluation Workshop. Jamaican Ministry of National Security, Kingston, Jamaica.
2014: Labour Economics (graduate). TA for Prof. Stephen Machin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2013: Macroeconomics for Policy (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Wendy Carlin, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2011: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Martin Cripps, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Macroeconomics (graduate). TA for Prof. Orazio Attanasio, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2010: Mathematics for Economists (undergraduate). TA for Prof. Malcolm Pemberton, Department of Economics, University College London, UK.
2009: Applied Microeconometrics (STATA sessions) with Prof. Sebastian Galiani. June, 2009. LACEA Course in Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.
2007-2009: Macroeconomics (undergraduate) TA for Prof. Daniel Heymann, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2003-2009: Mathematics for Economics (undergraduate). TA and Coordinator of the course of Prof. Maria Teresa Casparri, Department of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.


consultant EXPERIENCE

2013: Inter-American Development Bank, Citizen Security. Crime in Cities, a review.
2013: Inter-American Development Bank, SPD. Paper on Urban Infrastructure in Latin America.
2012: Inter-American Development Bank. Assistance in the design and evaluation of Integral Slum Upgrading Programs with crime prevention components in Tegucigalpa (Honduras).
2012: Inter-American Development Bank. Evaluation design of Integral Slum Upgrading Programs with crime prevention interventions in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Morar Carioca Program.
2012: Inter-American Development Bank. Literature review on Slum Upgrading Programs and their effects on housing, neighbourhood and individual outcomes.
2009: World Bank, Development Policy Group. Evaluation design of a program of roads rehabilitation and complementary infrastructure interventions in Peru (with S. Galiani).
2008: Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department. Evaluation of TRAZ.AR livestock traceability program for farmers in Argentina (with S. Galiani).
2008: World Bank, Development Policy Group. Designed the evaluation of roads rehabilitation program in Paraguay (with S. Galiani).
2008: World Bank, Development Policy Group. Designed the evaluation of roads rehabilitation and infrastructure program in Peru (with S. Galiani).
2008: World Bank, Human Development Network. Handbook on Impact Evaluation (Research Assistant for S. Galiani).


languages

Spanish (native) - English (fluent) - German (advanced) - Hebrew (advanced) - Portuguese (intermediate) - French (beginner)


computer skills

Mathematics and Econometric Packages: Stata, Matlab, E-Views and R. - Crime analysis: CrimeStat - Spatial analysis: ArcGis, GEODA